Dara`a Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة درعا / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Dar‘ā ) is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in the south-west of the country and covers an area of 3,730 km². It is bordered by Jordan to the south, Quneitra Governorate to the west, Rif Dimashq Governorate to the north and Al-Suwayda Governorate to the east. The governorate has a population of 998,000 (2010 census office estimate). The capital is the city of Daraa.
Map of Syria with Dar'a highlighted
|Coordinates (Daraa): Coordinates:|
|• Governor||Mohammad Khaled al-Hanous|
|• Total||3,730 km2 (1,440 sq mi)|
|• Density||280/km2 (710/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||SY-DR|
These are further divided into 17 sub-districts (nawahi).